DNA/RNA Shield Lysis & Collection Tubes

R1103 / R1104 / R1105 / R1102

DNA/RNA Shield Lysis & Collection Tubes

R1103 / R1104 / R1105 / R1102

Cat # Name Size Price Quantity
R1103 DNA/RNA Shield Lysis Tubes (Microbe) 50 pack $250.00
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R1104 DNA/RNA Shield Lysis Tubes w/Swab (Microbe) 50 pack $300.00
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R1105 DNA/RNA Shield Lysis Tubes (Tissue) 50 pack $250.00
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R1102 DNA/RNA Shield Collection Tube 50 pack $200.00
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DNA/RNA transport medium for any sample


DNA/RNA Shield Lysis and Collection tubes are microbial lysis tubes and bead beating tubes designed for the streamlined collection, transport, and processing of biological specimen. The microbial lysis tubes and bead beating tubes are pre-filled with DNA/RNA Shield and a lysis matrix tailored for tough-to-lyse- sample inputs from tissue to microbial samples. Collected samples do not require additional handling for processing and are ready for homogenization. Bead sizes include 0.5mm & 0.1mm (R1103 and R1104) and 2.0mm (R1105).

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Technical Specifications

Applicable For Next-Generation Sequencing, qPCR, microarray
Device Specs 2 mL screwcap tube pre-filled with DNA/RNA Shield (1 mL) and ultra-high density BashingBeads (R1103 - 0.5 mm & 0.1 mm beads, R1105 - 2.0 mm beads) for homogenization. R1104 includes swab with 20 mm breakpoint.
Device Storage Ambient temperature => 2 years
Sample Collection 10% (v/v or w/v)
Sample Source Cells, tissues, blood, plasma, serum, saliva, urine, feces, environmental samples, etc.
Sample Stability RNA: Ambient temperature (4°C-25°C) > 1 month
DNA: Ambient temperature (4°C-25°C) > 2 years
DNA & RNA: Frozen (< -20°C): Indefinitely

Product FAQ

Q1: What sample types is DNA/RNA Shield suitable for?

Q2: Can DNA/RNA Shield be used on extracted DNA and/or RNA?

Q3: How long can samples be stored samples in DNA/RNA Shield at ambient temperature?

Q4: How long can samples be stored frozen in DNA/RNA Shield?

Q5: Can I FACS sort directly into DNA/RNA Shield?

Q6: A white precipitate occurred after thawing frozen samples stored in DNA/RNA Shield, is this normal?

Q7: Do I need to homogenize the sample in DNA/RNA Shield prior to storage?

Q8: How to collect solid tissues in DNA/RNA Shield?



“I’m a Zymo fan! DNA/RNA Shield is a great product. It works great on my precious samples. I trust Zymo Research products and they have great tech support!!”

- Laura T. (USDA)

“We use DNA/RNA shield and it works well with adults mosquitoes, larvae, eggs. We store it at RT for weeks and at -4°C or -20°C for months, never saw any DNA degradation.”

- Umberto P. (University of Pavia)

“I did an assay using RNA/DNA shield and it works perfect. The product have excellent reproducibility when stored at 4°C for up to a month.”

- Maha AE. (University of Florida)

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